ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
Phase 2 of the gate project started today at the Green Street Gate.
The Russell Parkway and MLK gates have resumed normal operations. The Museum gate is closed until further notice.
As with the Russell Parkway Gate phase, the Green Street Gate portion is expected to last 21 days.
During that time period, The MLK Gate will remain open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. For morning traffic, three lanes will be used for inbound traffic until 8 a.m.
The Russell Parkway and the Watson gates will conduct business as usual.
To further assist in relieving traffic, the Air National Guard Gate will be open from 5:30 to 8 a.m. for inbound northbound traffic only. It will be open for outbound (northbound traffic only) from 3 to 6 p.m.
The final phase of gate construction concerning the Watson Gate is slated to begin Jan. 5.
During that portion of construction, five lanes at the MLK Gate will be open from 5:30 to 8 a.m. to facilitate morning traffic. Three lanes will also be open for inbound traffic until 7 p.m., with two outbound lanes open. Once the Watson Gate is closed, the Green Street Gate will have normal operations and the Russell Gate will be open 24 hours.
The construction being performed at the gates is a necessity to help ensure not only security but employee safety while traveling in and out of the base. Base leadership worked with local and state officials to maximize safety and minimize traffic hazards. The construction involves the installation of traffic-calming devices and the installation of gate cameras.
Editor’s Note: More information will be released as it becomes available. Be sure to check www.robins.af.mil.